HC Deb 02 July 1984 vol 63 c20W
Mr. Amess

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the balance between loans made under the loan guarantee scheme to 'start-up' businesses and those made to mature businesses under the business expansion scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

At 31 May 1984, 15,253 guarantees had been issued under the loan guarantee scheme — in respect of £501.5 million of bank lending. Of this total, 8,187 guarantees — £263 million — went to new businesses, and 7,066 — £238.5 million — to existing businesses. Figures for investments made under the business expansion scheme are not available.